neil cummings

Open Cinema

25 Mar 2015
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Open Cinema

a collective adventure in digital filmmaking and sharing
March–October 2015


Open Cinema is an 8-month long digital film project that offers free training, a range of free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of an exciting 2-day cinema event in Hackney.

Social CinemaWorking with artist Neil Cummings and a pool of film professionals and enthusiasts, we will collectively research, find and make digital films, put together a screening programme, build a temporary cinema and celebrate!

Open Cinema will promote collaborative learning, and explore the role of film in representing and reactivating places, with an emphasis on Hackney.   The project includes opportunities for training in:  collecting, digitization, editing, camera use,  audio recording and programming.

Open Cinema is open to people of all ages living and working in and around Hackney, who are interested in taking part in a collective adventure in digital filmmaking and sharing.     

Please contact Laurence Taylor for further information: info(at) or 07734 777 874.


Open School East
Rose Lipman Building
43 De Beauvoir Road
London N15SQ

Wednesday 25 March, 3-6pm

An Introduction to Open Cinema

Join us for an introduction to Open Cinema with artist Neil Cummings, Open School East and film-maker Iris Wakulenko. Together, we will discuss collecting, assembling and sharing digital film material and stories of London. We will collectively decide what we want Open Cinema to be, and start making micro-films together.    Vine: #OpenCinema

Monthly Film Club   
Wednesday 25 March, 6.30-8.30pm   
Open School East’s monthly film club explores the topics of collective filmmaking and community representation. This month, we will screen The Big Melt (2013, 70 minutes).   

The Big Melt is a poem to the men and women who toiled in Sheffield's steelworks and a hymn to Britain's industrial past. Working together, Sheffield's own musical hero Jarvis Cocker and acclaimed director Martin Wallace have produced a tapestry of steel industry-related archival footage drawn from the BFI National Archive. Jarvis Cocker provides the film's musical accompaniment, collaborating with Sheffield's finest musicians, including a string quartet, a brass band, members of PULP, Richard Hawley, The Forgemasters and a youth choir.   
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.   

vine/twitter: #OpenCinema

Open Cinema is related to Enthusiasm , to Social Cinema and Sunlight


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Open School East
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N1 5SQ
United Kingdom

Submitted by neil on 19 March, 2015 - 12:34